CBS News Sunday Morning is the tv version of a Sunday morning newspaper magazine. The focus is not on hard news, but feature stories. Being a successful morning program, CBS executives attempted in the early ’80s to transfer the Sunday morning format, including the theme music, to weekdays with anchors Charles Kuralt and Diane Sawyer. The theme music is a vinyl recording of Don Smithers playing Gottfried Reiche’s Abblasen on an eight-foot baroque trumpet. In 1998 they decided to replace this version with a clearer version of the same music, played by Doc Severinsen on a piccolo trumpet.
Network News Music is a website by Victor Vlam, who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of news music. 1,876 hours, 2 minutes and 52 seconds. News music is rarely heard without voice-overs or fade outs to commercial, yet it leaves an impact on many people. Founded in 2002, this site is a museum for TV news themes past and present.
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